Cord Keepers Khipus and Cultural Life in a Peruvian Village

ISBN-10: 0822333902

ISBN-13: 9780822333906

Edition: 2004

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A khipu is a knotted cord of cotton or wool, used by the Inca to convey information. However, the secret of khipu interpretation has been lost & as the Inca had no other form of written language, the conceptual basis of khipus has proved elusive. The author offers new insights on this mystery.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Frank Salomon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Walter D. Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. This book is the third of a trilogy that includes "The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization" and "The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options". He is also the author of "The Idea of Latin America".

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About the Series
The Unread Legacy: An Introduction to Tupicocha's Khipu Problem, and Anthropology's
Universes of the Legible and Theories of Writing
A Flowery Script: The Social and Documentary Order of Modern Tupicocha Village
Living by the "Book of the Thousand": Community, Ayllu, and Customary Governance
The Tupicochan Staff Code
The Khipu Art after the Inkas
The Patrimonial Quipocamayos of Tupicocha
Ayllu Cords and Ayllu Books
The Half-Life and Afterlife of an Andean Medium: How Modern Villagers Interpret Quipocamayos
Toward Synthetic Interpretation
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